The Evolution Of U.S. Citizenship

Pat Moore
Instructor of Lifelong Learning
Private Residence - 13803 Cormere Ave., Cleveland 44120
Sundays, January 12-March 1
5-6:30 p.m.

In this course, we will review the foundations of US citizenship and discuss how our founders expected us, the American people, to properly fulfill our citizenship role. Using the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, as well as selected Federalist Papers as our starting point, we will trace the development of citizenship through the last 230 years, including its expansion from white male property owners to women and minorities. A review of gerrymander-ing and the Citizens United case will focus us on the present.

Readings: Excerpts from Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, Federalist papers, 14th & 19th amendments to the Constitution, LA Review of Books article, Atlantic article

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